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Edward Kick

Professor Emeritus

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Edward L. Kick is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University.  He received his BA in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. in Sociology from Indiana University.  He has served as Department Head or Chair at three universities, including North Carolina State.  He joined several others from Sociology and moved to CALS and the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) in the not too distant past. He now conducts research and teaching that brings ARE and Sociology together.  His interdisciplinary work focuses on the dynamics of the global system, national eco-systems, multiple types of national capital (human, social, economic, political, infrastructural), how they together impact the components of agricultural production and distribution, and how all these linked factors determine national food security and the environment. He also examines environmental hazards and community building.

Ed was awarded the Jack Stickly Fellowship in January 2020 for his Extension work.


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Top Publications

Structural position in the world system and economic growth, 1955-1970: A multiple-network analysis of transnational interactions

The group structure of cocitation clusters: A comparative study

Charge reduction: An intermediary stage in the process of labelling criminal defendants

Development and the social context of murder and theft

Status attainment in America: The roles of locus of control and self-esteem in educational and occupational outcomes

Cross-national effects of developmental, distributional, and demographic variables on crime: A review and analysis

World-system structure and change: an analysis of global networks and economic growth across two time periods